Product Line Manager

Santa Clara, CA, USA | Arista Networks

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Product Development
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Arista Networks has an exciting opportunity for a Product Line Manager (PLM) with a passion for cloud networking solutions to join our team. The ideal PLM person is passionate and experienced in defining product road maps, strategy, and development opportunities within the cloud networking sector. This key position will report to and work in collaboration with the Senior Director, Product Management, and Systems Engineering to drive new product initiatives for Arista.


Drive the product direction for cloud networking products by working closely with customers, product marketing, sales leadership, support, and cross-functional groups

Define product pricing and cost targets

Articulate and drive market strategies

Represent Arista at customer briefings, technology, and partner forums

Manage product life cycle

Develop value propositions

Coordinate all aspects of product launch and go-to-market including industry briefings and

Communicate with sales teams and customers

Conduct competitive analysis and market research to guide product planning

Develop detailed business requirements that can be used to create product specifications and architecture for each feature set

Work side-by-side with engineering, design, and program management in a fast-paced environment to deliver products to market

Work closely with Product Marketing to define the go-to-market plan

Define, track, interpret, and report on key product success metrics


BS or MS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

5 to 8 years of overall experience—with at least 4 years in product management

Background in systems design, network design or Technical Support (TAC)

Experience with product management of a line of systems focused on Enterprise customers and the Global Financial Services Industry

Experience with enterprise routing and switching, including WAN technology

Strong leadership skills to influence and drive multiple teams toward a common vision and roadmap

Strong analytical skills and a natural predisposition toward data-driven decision making

Excellent written communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas to customers and partners

Demonstrated experience in creating product specifications, performing competitive analysis, and/or market research